The school year is winding down. Every student from 3rd grade up is suffering through the torture of standardized testing. I feel like I've got a pretty good rant inside of me on the subject of the Standards of Learning, but I'll hold off on that one for now. But trust me, it's there.
But just because things are winding down doesn't mean school is completely over. Sure, a lot of down time is spent watching movies and playing outside or preparing for the annual Faculty/Staff vs. 7th Grade softball game. Despite all that fun, there is still work to be done.
And so, the kids were given an imaginary million dollars. Because, apparently, inflation. With that, they had to buy a home, furnish their home, get a car... pretty much get all the things that they think they need to get by in the real world. They're finding all these things through newspaper ads and the internet.
I've had a difficult time understanding the choices that some of these kids are making with their money. One girl decided she would buy a home for $500,000. Kid, do you realize that's half your money? That's just too much house for you. Will you be able to appropriately furnish a house of that size with the money you have left? Can you get a car?
These kids are clearly not thinking long term with their million. I'm not saying they need to think about investing the whole thing. Obviously they need to get certain things to survive. But the necessity for cash doesn't go away once you have the necessities.